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Gameday Blog: Game 1 vs Blues

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by Casey Krygier /

Welcome to the Gameday Blog, the one-stop shop for San Jose Sharks fans on every playoff gameday. 

We're back for more! The Sharks have advanced to the Western Conference Final and face the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 tonight at SAP Center. 

After beating the Avalanche in seven games in the second round, San Jose takes on St. Louis for a rematch of the 2016 Western Conference Final. This marks the sixth postseason meeting between the two clubs, where San Jose holds a 3-2 series record. San Jose has now made the Western Conference Final for the fifth time since the start of the 2003 season and second appearance in the last four years. 

The Sharks won in seven games over the Colorado Avalanche after winning 3-2 in Game 7. It marked the first time the Sharks have won multiple Game 7s in a single postseason in franchise history. Brent Burns finished the Second Round series with 10 points (4g, 6a) to become the first defenseman in franchise history to record 10 or more points in a single series and the first NHL blueliner since B. Leetch in 1994. Martin Jones won his third career Game 7 and improved to 3-0.

Get the Fan 411 from in-arena host Jon Root.

The #PlayoffMode fun continues beyond the rink in San Jose! Start your night at San Pedro Square Market Bar and march to the Tank along with S.J. Sharkie and the Sharks drum corp at 3:00 PM. The playoff march will drop you off in front of SAP Center for the free street rally full of entertainment, food, and beverage. Fans around the Bay Area can also catch the game at one of the bars a part of the Sharks bar network

Get to your seat early because you won't want to miss your chance to to see Team Teal up close during warmups... and not to mention the brand new open show that's revamped for the Western Conference Final!

Read the latest on the San Jose Sharks from the Mercury News.

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